Data Services Technician

  • Support
  • Los Angeles, United States

Data Services Technician

Job description

Framestore is home to award winning visionaries working across film, Integrated Advertising and the digital realm. We are looking to hire a Data Services Technician to work at our Los Angeles studio in Culver City. Our potential candidate should have at least three years professional experience working at a VFX, color grading, or editing facility.

The data services department manages the facility's digital content throughout the duration of a project. The department's responsibilities include receiving and delivering all project elements, transcoding and converting files, placing files in proper location on a centralized server, safely archiving and maintaining usable storage space on a facility wide centralized server, and performing final QC and delivery of all client material.

  • Monitoring, tracking, and transferring data through out the facility for each project
  • Bringing data online from a variety of external sources (outside facilities, portable drives, cloud based servers)
  • Delivering data to a variety of sources within the company and outside the company
  • Transcoding and converting files (i.e. manipulating file format, aspect ratio, frame rate, color space)
  • Creating and QC of client’s Final Delivery Masters
  • Delivering project elements and Final Masters to clients at project completion
  • Safely archiving and removing files at project completion via an automated archive solution
  • Entering and logging incoming client material into a corporate wide database

      Job requirements

      Required Skills:

      • Excellent communication skills and the ability to respectfully interact with co-workers in a fast paced, professional environment
      • Working knowledge of Black Magic’s “Resolve” color solution / Adobe Media Encoder / Adobe Premiere
      • Ability to use Linux, or MAC OSX, or Microsoft’s Windows workstations in a professional environment
      • Working knowledge of Linux and/or DOS shell command line navigation
      • Working knowledge of server mount points and mapping of centralized storage in a multi-platform server based environment
      • Knowledge of transcoding and converting video formats / codecs / file formats / frame rates
      • Experience using IBM's Aspera Faspex and other cloud based data transfer applications in a professional environment
      • Basic understanding of visual effects, color grading and computer graphic concepts and terminology
      • Basic understanding & knowledge of a computer network and remote server technology
      • Basic understanding of SDI video theory
      • Must have valid US work authorization

      Desired Skills:

      • Experience with Autodesk's Flame / Foundry's Hiero & Nuke / Adobe Creative Suite / Filmlight's Baselight
      • Knowledge of digital file color space / file bit depth / aspect ratios / video and audio codecs
      • Working knowledge of permissible broadcast quality video & audio levels
      • Ability to read and understand professional broadcast video & audio scopes
      • Python or shell scripting experience is a considerable plus

      Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.